Come to Port Elizabeth to See the Big 7 all in one day!
South Africa has some incredible wildlife and Port Elizabeth (situated in the Eastern Cape) is possibly the only place in the world where you can see the BIG 7 all in one day! Cost is R3500 per person. Minimum of 2 people (discounts for children and groups applied)
Your day will begin with pick-up at your accommodation, as you will be taken to the Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the PE harbour. At 8:30am you will join a boat cruise in to Algoa Bay with Raggy Charters in search of Southern right whales and Great white sharks! But that is not all you will find. Algoa Bay, recently deemed a Hope Spot due to its incredible marine biodiversity, is home to the largest breeding colony of African penguins in the world and the largest gannetry (Cape gannets) on the planet.
As well as these amazing seabirds there is a good chance of seeing dolphins. Our bay is frequently visited by bottlenose, common and humpback dolphins. Approximately 30,000 Indo-Pacific and common bottlenose dolphins utilise our bay every year and we possibly have the best bottlenose dolphin viewing in the world with pod numbers being anywhere between 40 and 800 individuals. Common dolphins following large shoals of fish can also be seen year round, in groups of up to 2000 dolphins. And humpback dolphins can be seen in much smaller groups very close in shore.
The Southern right whale visits our bay in the winter months and can be seen anywhere between July and November. We also have the mighty humpback whale which can be seen between June and December and the Bryde's whale which can be seen in our bay year round.
Great white sharks can be spotted in the bay, as well as hammerhead sharks in the Summer months which are scattered throughout the water sitting very close to the surface. Our bay also has a breeding population of Cape fur seals at Black Rocks near Bird Island. Other marine species to be spotted include killer whales, ragged-tooth sharks, bronze whalers, cormorants, terns, albatrosses, shearwaters, and petrels!
After the boat cruise you will enjoy lunch over-looking the Port Elizabeth harbour before heading on to Addo Elephant National Park. Here you will be in search of the Big 5; lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards and buffalo.
But again, you will see much more than that. Zebra, warthog, kudu, red hartebeest, eland, hyenas, jackals, caracals and many more. Not to mention the rich and diverse bird and reptile species that inhabit this national park.
What an incredible day of wildlife viewing. At the end of the day you will be dropped back at your accommdation!